Japanese food has evolved as much as the country of the rising sun has, and it is difficult to define what is the traditional Japanese gastronomy
Some limit it only to sushi. Others date back to the Meiji Era, before cultural contact with the West. The most flexible consider that the daily kitchen before the Second World War is already typical Japanese food. Not even contemporary Japanese themselves really agree on it.
There is consensus on the basic ingredients, which are those that are grown or raised in Japan itself, and of which there is a great variety
As in almost all of Asia, rice is one of the pillars of Japanese cuisine and is cooked in many ways, and in turn is the basis of sushi. Many products from the garden are already common to Japan and Europe, being common tomatoes, leeks, cucumbers, spinach, aubergines, plus some native species such as goya, moyashi or fuki.
All meats are common ingredients of Japanese cuisine (chicken, beef, pork, lamb, even horse), in addition to eggs
And being islands, fish, shellfish and various algae are other fundamental ingredients.
Like all Asian food, Japanese has a great variety of spices and condiments that give their dishes such a particular flavor. The forms of preparation are also very diverse: from raw food to fried foods and batters through soups, casseroles, steam cooking …
Japanese food has gone from being an anecdote in Palma’s gastronomic offer to being one of its references
Not many years ago authentic Japanese restaurants were counted on the fingers of one hand, whereas now there is a great variety with a remarkable standard.
From the most traditional to the most innovative, through daring fusions, whatever our taste, we will surely find the Japanese restaurant in Palma that can satisfy you.
We present you 10 good Japanese restaurants in Palma; Meshiagare 😉
Izakaya Japanese Tavern
There are many who agree that this Japanese restaurant located in Santa Catalina is the best in Mallorca
Izakaya brings to Mallorca the concept of the typical Japanese tavern, precisely called izakayas. It does this with elegant Japanese-style décor. Masahide Ozawa takes the best products to offer the best traditional Japanese cuisine, while Carlos Piedrabuena prepares a delicious and exquisite sushi. We can choose from the specialties on your menu.
This Japanese restaurant is located in a modern and elegant three-storey premises in the historic center of Palma
It offers us different environments, even counting with reserved ones. The exquisite treatment of its staff stands out, and their knowledge of the menu when advising us.
Regarding food, it offers us all kinds of Japanese specialties: we have a wide variety of starters, hot dishes, sashimi, rolls, etc. If we can’t decide, we have some delicious cocktails so that we can try a little of everything. It has a home delivery service and the possibility of ordering online.
Excellent Japanese restaurant with simple but elegant decor
Located near the center of Palma, it has a winter terrace and the atmosphere is intimate and cozy. The treatment of the staff is simply exquisite.
Its menu offers us an interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine, fusing traditional techniques with the most innovative. With top quality ingredients we can taste a selection of sushi and sashimis. The unbeatable value for money, including a menu option of the day and the possibility of picking up to taste at our home.
Mallorca’s first Japanese restaurant
Close to the Paseo Marítimo, it has a well-deserved reputation for excellent cuisine. Its sober and non-fanciful decoration and a pleasant and calm atmosphere allow us to concentrate on its exquisite food. It stands out above all the quality of its sushi and offers very exclusive traditional dishes that other restaurants do not offer. All of this served with kindness and efficiency.
Located in the heart of Palma, this Japanese restaurant with fusion touches welcomes us in a sober and elegant place
The kitchen bar that first immerses us in Asian gastronomy stands out. The attentive and caring staff will be able to advise us with any questions we have about what to order.
Its menu offers us Japanese and Thai dishes fused with local ingredients, such as Mallorcan prawn, creating a delicious fusion of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. We can choose between a varied menu and a tasting menu.
Located in Santa Catalina, the fashionable neighborhood in Palma, its cozy place offers us various settings for lunch or dinner with friends, family or as a couple.
Its cuisine combines traditional Japanese dishes with a touch of modernity. Ingredients of the highest quality cooked with exquisite taste will provide us with an experience difficult to match. The attentive and professional service lives up to the quality of the food, providing an unforgettable experience.
De Tokio a Lima
Japan and Peru, on the opposite shores of the Pacific, have a more than centennial relationship, and the fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food that this restaurant offers us is a delicious tribute to that close relationship.
Located on the ground floor of the Can Alomar Boutique Hotel, in the historic center of Palma, we can enjoy its culinary proposal on a spectacular terrace in a refined atmosphere. The experience of combining Peruvian and Japanese dishes with the highest quality local ingredients is a delight that is hard to beat.
Wasabi Blue Palma
This elegant and sophisticated Japanese restaurant is located in Ciudad Jardin, facing the sea
During the day we will be able to enjoy the light of the Mediterranean while at night we will enjoy the view of the illuminated bay of Palma. We will be able to taste excellent sushi, sashimi, nigiri … and traditional hot dishes, all of them made with quality ingredients and served with the utmost professionalism and kindness.
Japo Santa Catalina
Among the great gastronomic offer of the Santa Catalina neighborhood, this Japanese restaurant stands out
Good atmosphere and good service are two of its main characteristics. We can choose between a varied menu or combine several dishes in a lunch menu. The desserts are particularly surprising.
77 Sushi Bar
Somewhat away from the center we have this new Japanese restaurant with a very good value for money
Sushi stands out particularly with some certainly original creations.